|Our Co-pilot coaches are independent advisors selected for delivering the best value for money. Our best value criteria comprise the following:|
- a strong professional track record
- a competitive price point
- consistent and predictable communications
- at least 10 years of domain experience
- a passion for helping others to solve problems
- customer references
If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.
Get in touch: Co-pilot consulting @ mojo.ca
Sean Irvine, P. Eng. CLP
Sean Irvine is the managing director at Mojo Ventures where he leads our consulting practice and a small investment fund. He leads due diligence for an investment portfolio that is technology-focused and distributed across North America. Affiliations include VanTec and Keiretsu North West. He is an Executive in Residence at the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator in Vancouver supporting “green tech” entrepreneurship across Canada. His corporate governance experience includes small technology companies, venture capital firms, and several not-for-profit organizations. His personal consulting practice helps executives to move from start-up to growth, and from growth to exit with lean and effective management teams. Day to day, he coaches CEOs CTOs and CMOs using an array of simple working tools that help to create productive rhythm and good decision-making. The coaching team at Mojo Ventures is a hand-picked network of independent contractors who have demonstrated professional excellence and qualify under our best value for money criteria.
As an academic for 18 years, Sean taught at the University of British Columbia to MBA students (Intellectual property & Business Strategy) and to the Master of Engineering Management Program (Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization).
As a public servant, Sean held various federal government management roles ranging from industry development work to policy analysis such as Ministerial briefings on cross-border tax policy. He issued over a thousand patents while at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. As an industry development leader, he spent a decade at Industry Canada investing in western Canada's life sciences industries, and half a decade at Fisheries and Oceans Canada investing in sustainable aquaculture. From political briefing books to management accountability frameworks and province-wide stakeholder communications, he has been there.
As a technical innovator, he managed complex construction projects in the field such as the installation of the first underground municipal services in Iqaluit under permafrost conditions. He coordinated a bioproduct and a medical device technology roadmap. He has broad project and change management experience derived from managing people and running teams (software, business development, engineering) for over 30 years.
As a skilled negotiator, he’s led labor negotiations, real estate transactions, technology transfer transactions, and more. He is a skilled communicator having edited hundreds of investment pitch decks and led many community engagement efforts. Sean has crafted and delivered many sales and marketing messages over four decades. Storytelling and win-win negotiations are in his DNA.
He lives in North Vancouver with his wife, two daughters, and his guitar.